George Mason Men’s Basketball Hosts Austin Peay in Patriot Center Tonight

Posted: March 19, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As a result of its win Wednesday in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), the George Mason men’s basketball team advances to meet the Governors from Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

The victory against the Tennessee Volunteers gave the Patriots (22-9) a school record for wins in a season. In the fourth postseason appearance as Mason’s head coach, Coach Jim Larranaga earned his first postseason victory. Mason last won a postseason game in the 1986 NIT.

Austin Peay held on for a 65-59 win in the opening round of the NIT Wednesday at home, extending their home winning streak to 29 games. The Governors (22-9) went 16-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference, claiming the regular season championship, but

lost to Murray State in the finals of the conference tournament.

Tickets for tonight’s game go on sale to the general public today at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $13 for reserved, $8 general admission, and $4 for George Mason students. To order tickets call TicketMaster at 703 573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com,or stop by the Patriot Center Box Office.

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